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Taiwan Update: Local Elections and Cross-Strait Relations

September 15, 2022
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Zoom Webinar

Speakers:

Hungdah Su, Dean, College of Social Science, National Taiwan University

Yeong-Kang Chen, Former Vice Minister of National Defense, Republic of China

Min-Hua Huang, Professor, Department of Political Science, National Taiwan University

Eric Yu, Research Fellow, Election Study Center, National Chengchi University

Yeh-Chung Lu, Chair and Professor, Department of Diplomacy, National Chengchi University

Moderators:

Andrew Nathan, Class of 1919 Professor of Political Science, Department of Political Science, Columbia University

Thomas Christensen, James T. Shotwell Professor of International Relations; Director, China and the World Program, Columbia University

A high-level academic delegation will update our audience on current political events in Taiwan and developments in cross-strait relations.

Speaker Bios:

Hungdah Su is Dean of Social Sciences and Jean Monnet Chair Professor of Political Science at National Taiwan University (NTU). He currently serves as the Director-General of European Union Centre in Taiwan, an author of Editorials of Economic Daily. His research interests focus on the European Integration, transnational cooperation, and Asian regionalism. His most recent publication was European Dream and Reluctant Integration in the 21st Century: Lessons for Ongoing Asian Regionalism (NTU Press, 2020).

Min-Hua Huang is Professor in the Department of Political Science at the College of Social Sciences in National Taiwan University (NTU). Before joining NTU, he worked at Shanghai Jiaotong University, Texas A&M University, and National Chengchi University. He was also a visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution’s Center for East Asia Policy Studies (2014-2015). Recent writings include “The Anti-Corruption Campaign, Luxury Consumption, and Regime Trust in China: Changing Patterns of Perceived Political Risk and Their Consequences” with Chi-Hsien Kuo and Ching-I Huang, Journal of Contemporary China (2022) and “Evaluation of COVID-19 Governance in China: The Effects of Media Use, Pandemic Severity, and Provincial Heterogeneity” with Ruixia Han and Jian Xu, Journal of Asian Public Policy (2022). His degrees are from the University of Michigan (PhD), the National Sun Yat-Sen University (MA), and the National Taiwan University (BA).

Eric Chen-Hua Yu is a research fellow of the Election Study Center and jointly appointed as a professor of political science at National Chengchi University in Taipei, Taiwan. Before he returned to Taiwan to teach in his alma mater, he has been a research fellow and program manager of Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) at Stanford’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI). His research interests and recent publications have focused on electoral politics, public opinion, and public policy analysis. Yu received a MS in Public Policy Analysis from University of Rochester, and a Ph.D. in political science from Columbia University.

Yeh-Chung Lu is professor and chair of the Department of Diplomacy and former director of the International Master’s Program in International Studies (IMPIS) at National Cheng-chi University (NCCU), Taipei, Taiwan. He was previously holding visiting positions at the Henry L. Stimson Center and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and at Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea. From October 2015 to June 2021, he also served as a vice president to the Taiwan Foundation for Democracy (TFD). Dr. Lu’s research focuses on US-China relations, and American and Chinese foreign policy as his academic expertise. In addition, his research interests include IR theories, international security issues, and international institutions. His publications appeared in scholarly journals as Issues & Studies, Journal of Contemporary China, Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, East Asian Policy, etc. Dr. Lu received his doctoral degree in Political Science from George Washington University, Washington, DC, U.S.A., and B.A. and M.A. in diplomacy from NCCU in Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C.

This event is sponsored by the Weatherhead East Asian Institute and co-sponsored by China and the World Program.

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